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Navy releases names of 4 killed in island crash

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Old August 14th 04, 11:21 PM
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Navy releases names of 4 killed in island crash



Families say flying was their passion, by James W. Crawley

August 14, 2004

With each knock on the door came the agonizing words, "We regret to
inform . . . " marking the end of four aviators' lives.

They leave memories and their devotion to duty as legacies. The men,
flying a Navy S-3B Viking jet from the aircraft carrier John C.
Stennis, died Tuesday when their aircraft slammed into Kita Iwo Jima,
a volcanic island about 620 miles southeast of Japan.

It was supposed to be a routine training flight during a naval
exercise over the placid waters of the Pacific, with few of the
dangers all four knew 17 months earlier during combat missions over

Yesterday, the Navy released their names, confirmin...

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Otis Willie
Associate Librarian
The American War Library
(310) 532-0634

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